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Witcover: The GOP establishment finally surrenders to Trump

Witcover: The GOP establishment finally surrenders to Trump

After nearly a year of very modest resistance to Donald Trump, the old-time Republican establishment has finally thrown in the sponge, with Senate acceptance of his outrageous tax reform package of reverse Robin Hoodism.

By sloughing off the party's traditional commitment to ending deficit financing and balancing the federal budget, it should send the late Bob Taft of Ohio spinning in his grave. The plan offers even greater handouts to the super-flush 1 percent of Americans at the expense of lower- and-middle-class working stiffs.

It does so at the expense of the social safety net born out of FDR's New Deal during the Great Depression, which created the Social Security...

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